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frost

 [frost]
a deposit resembling frozen dew or vapor.
urea frost the appearance on the skin of salt crystals left by evaporation of the sweat in urhidrosis.

frost

(frost),
A deposit resembling that of frozen vapor or dew.

Frost

(frost),
Albert D., U.S. ophthalmologist, 1889-1945. See: Frost suture.

Frost

(frost),
Wade H., U.S. epidemiologist, 1880-1938. See: Reed-Frost model.

Frost

(frost),
William A., English ophthalmologist, 1853-1935.

frost

Uremic frost, see there.

frost

(frawst)
A deposit resembling that of frozen vapor or dew.
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The Frostless Heat Pump, from researchers at the DOE's Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory, avoids wasting heated indoor air for defrosting outdoor heat-exchange coils in cold weather.
A search of the weather data located a station at Kersley (LT = 52.8 [degrees] N, LN = 122.4 [degrees] W, and EL = 671 m) that approached the climatic optima (Table 5) for 20-yr height: mean annual temperature = 3.9 [degrees] C, temperature in the coldest month = -11.2 [degrees] C, temperature in the warmest month = 15.6 [degrees] C, annual precipitation = 520 min, summer precipitation = 252 mm, number of frostless days = 163 d, frost-free period = 86 d, and temperature differential = 26.8 [degrees] C.
In 1875, orator and newspaperman Colonel Tom Fitch declared, "We will sell a southern horizon, rimmed with a choice collection of purple mountains, carved in castles and turrets and domes; we will sell a frostless, bracing yet unlanguid air, braided in and out with sunshine and odored with the breath of flowers."